“Mr. Bullington is a member of a small cadre of workers who spend their days digging around on eBay, hitting up former employees and mining the corporate nooks and crannies for branded artifacts.
Their toils are the result of carelessness (items long ago lost) and ambivalence (items thought to be of little value). Nowadays, such corporate ephemera is prized for myriad reasons. Some can help a company define its legacy, flesh out its history, serve as décor—or even inspire new products.”